Doug Story Begins – Ignored Warning Results in TBI: http://tbivoices.com/blog/uncategorized/dougs-story-–-an-ignored-warning-results-in-coma/
Doug’s brain injury occurred as a result of ignoring a warning—his car’s squeaky brake sounds. Even a friend tried to convince him to have his brakes checked immediately, but he assured her that he could make it to the next stop and then have them looked at. Doug never made it to the next stop. While traveling downhill, he crashed into a retaining wall. Doug had a brain injury, broke both of his legs and was in a coma for about 2 months. Doug had to rely on others to tell him what happened because he doesn’t remember much from that day or from about two months before the accident. Doug suffered from what is known as retrograde amnesia, where events which occur prior to injury are forgotten.